Het Romerhuis - Venlo
The Romerhuis is the second oldest building in Venlo (only the town hall is older). It dates from 1492. With its stepped gable, small ornamental towers and, of course, its red shutters, the building immediately catches the eye. The Romerhuis now houses a coffee, tea and chocolate shop.
The house owes its name to the Romer family, a family that had a lot of influence on the city. In the 16th and 17th centuries, a Romer sat in the Venlo government almost permanently. You can see more famous Venetians if you look from the Romerhuis into the Jodenstraat, starting with the statue just outside the house. There are more bronze and stone statues of famous Venetians of this kind in the Jodenstraat.